CPS Plays Leadership Role in Inaugural University Cyber Forum

May 31, 2023

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Mark S. Wrighton (left), President, The George Washington University, speaks with Mark Warner (right), United States Senator from Virginia at the GW Business & Policy Forum: Attacking Cybersecurity Risk on April 25.

On April 25th, 2023, George Washington University proudly inaugurated the GW Business and Policy Forum. This event brought together esteemed leaders from both the private and public sectors to address the most pressing issues related to the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity and emerging technologies, with a particular focus on policy and regulation.

The forum, aptly themed "Attacking Cybersecurity Risks," drew in hundreds of participants and featured 28 expert speakers. The discussions were centered around the most significant challenges facing the industry, including the latest threats and vulnerabilities, as well as the most effective strategies for mitigating risk.

The event was a resounding success, with attendees leaving with a deeper understanding of the complex issues at hand and a renewed sense of purpose in their efforts to safeguard their organizations against cyber threats. The GW Business and Policy Forum is poised to become a leading platform for thought leadership and collaboration in emerging technologies, and we look forward to hosting many more successful events in the future.

Subject matter expert, Connie Uthoff,  Program Director of Cybersecurity Information Management, provided thoughtful insight into forum topics and its distinguished speaker list. 


Dean Riddle described the key themes that emerged as representatives from the government, industry, and academia discussed the current state of cybersecurity threats, their potential impact on national security and economy, and solutions for the future.